Rail Theft To Justify The Standardisation of the Murray Basin Rail Project

 

News article: Rail Theft To Justify The Standardisation of the Murray Basin Rail Project

While in another part of the state they butcher and destroy a valid rail link between Maryborough to Castlemaine that if given the same level of recognition as the Murray Basin Standardisation, would link the major regional centres of Bendigo, Castlemaine, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne by rail.

  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Is this Railpage News or from an external source?

Fake News Razz

We publish from all press release sources thanks.
bevans
As has been pointed out by others, this article is not attributed to any source.

It is also worth pointing out that the rise of internet based news services, such as RP in this case, has contributed greatly to the rise of Fake News. Any numpty with a smart phone and an axe to grind can create a press release, and you are lining up ready to spray their garbage to the world, either because of some naive belief in free speech or that you are just too lazy to do some smegging vetting in the first place?

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  Bethungra Train Controller

The main picture in the news item says RRA so how can it not be attibuted?

Maybe @bevans just put a line at the end of the article so it is blatantly obvious to those who cannot see it?

Back to regular programming this is not good and is wrong that the line is be dismantled as the community should have been consulted.  I really do hope the RRA really do get a leg up and take the seat of the minister.  She is vulnerable.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
The main picture in the news item says RRA so how can it not be attibuted?

Maybe @bevans just put a line at the end of the article so it is blatantly obvious to those who cannot see it?

Back to regular programming this is not good and is wrong that the line is be dismantled as the community should have been consulted.  I really do hope the RRA really do get a leg up and take the seat of the minister.  She is vulnerable.
Bethungra
Bollocks - no mention of the RRA in the article, therefore unattributed.

The line has been moribund for over 10 years - what has the community being doing about it for all this time? There total inaction removes any right to consultation Razz

Again, just fake news created by angry misogynists.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
As has been pointed out by others, this article is not attributed to any source.

It is also worth pointing out that the rise of internet based news services, such as RP in this case, has contributed greatly to the rise of Fake News. Any numpty with a smart phone and an axe to grind can create a press release, and you are lining up ready to spray their garbage to the world, either because of some naive belief in free speech or that you are just too lazy to do some smegging vetting in the first place?
bingley hall
Exactly. This is not news. It is a press release created by a group of people who have banded together for a cause. A good cause and one that I support in theory but nonetheless that is all they are, a group of individuals with an idea.

Regurgitating Press Releases as news is a widespread modern journalistic technique used by major media outlets to save money on scribblers. It is, in my opinion, one of the things that has really accelerated the decline of Newspapers whilst simultaneously helping the spread of the fake news phenomenon.

What makes it event worse is that the RRA press releases are full of spelling and grammatical errors making them appear like they were written by a Primary School child and so poorly structured that sometimes you cannot even work out what they are talking about. This article begins "While in another part of the state they butcher and destroy a valid rail link between Maryborough to Castlemaine........" Starting a paragraph with while would suggest there was an earlier paragraph that they were referring to but no, just more poorly written nonsense.

Much of it also appears to be poorly researched or ill informed. Take this most recent article for example, the RRA have chartered trains on the VGR so they must be aware that the MBY > CME line has been severed at Maldon Junction and the points removed. They must also be aware too that the VGR uses the line from Maldon Junction to CME and that the hell would freeze over before the RTBU would allow volunteer drivers to operate trains over the shared section should the line ever be reconnected. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of $$$ in signalling costs alone that would be required at this end.

BG
  Lad_Porter Chief Commissioner

Location: Yarra Glen
Some interesting use of language here.

"butcher and destroy a valid rail link"
How can it be valid if it is moribund and out of use for 10 years?  If it were a valid link it would still be in use.
How can it be now destroyed when the ravages of time and neglect have destroyed it already?

"misogynist"
noun
1.
a person who hates, dislikes, mistrusts, or mistreats women.

RRA members may or may not be misogynists, but what on earth does that have to do with anything under discussion here?
  TOQ-1 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Power Trainger
I am not a fan of how the news section on Railpage works, and it seems my dislike is also shared by others in this thread. Ultimately, taking articles from other sources such as The Age, or The Herald Sun (no matter what anyone thinks of them) and reproducing them on here is stealing. This is a press release and meant to be shared, but presenting it on equal footing as a news item is wrong.

My suggestion would be that at the top of every item of 'news' placed on this site there would be a large, highlighted box with an explanation along the lines of 'This article was originally published in [Publication] on [Date]. The original article is accessible at [link].' Repeat it again at the bottom, and you clear up any misunderstanding.
  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
I am not a fan of how the news section on Railpage works, and it seems my dislike is also shared by others in this thread. Ultimately, taking articles from other sources such as The Age, or The Herald Sun (no matter what anyone thinks of them) and reproducing them on here is stealing. This is a press release and meant to be shared, but presenting it on equal footing as a news item is wrong.

My suggestion would be that at the top of every item of 'news' placed on this site there would be a large, highlighted box with an explanation along the lines of 'This article was originally published in [Publication] on [Date]. The original article is accessible at [link].' Repeat it again at the bottom, and you clear up any misunderstanding.
TOQ-1
Totally agree with this suggestion. Seems that any media release is news, rather than basing it on that the media release actually being picked up by media.

We all individually can do a media release, will they be picked up on RP. Seems to be the case that some individual's media releases are treated like news, when in fact they are opinion pieces.

This should change to actual News articles. Or a thread be started for "rants", so opinion pieces have a home.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

The main picture in the news item says RRA so how can it not be attibuted?

Maybe @bevans just put a line at the end of the article so it is blatantly obvious to those who cannot see it?

Back to regular programming this is not good and is wrong that the line is be dismantled as the community should have been consulted.  I really do hope the RRA really do get a leg up and take the seat of the minister.  She is vulnerable.
Bollocks - no mention of the RRA in the article, therefore unattributed.

The line has been moribund for over 10 years - what has the community being doing about it for all this time? There total inaction removes any right to consultation Razz

Again, just fake news created by angry misogynists.
bingley hall
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